Day of Rest 2-23-14

Henry Opukahai’a (d.1818), was the fist Hawaiian convert to Christianity.  Orphaned at age 10, he was raised by his uncle to be a pagan priest (kahuna) of the Hawaiian religion.  He grew disillusioned with the rituals and chants, and left on an American ship bound for New England with his hawaiian friend, Thomas Hopu.  There he…